Certificate IV in Hospitality

Program code SIT40313
Start date(s) February/July/October
Program length Full time: 1 year
Part time: Variable
Campus Moorabbin; Waverley
Study mode Full time; Part time
International program No
  • Program Overview

    If you love working with people, food, coffee and drinks, this hands on course will prepare you for a career in the hospitality industry.

    With potential employment opportunities in hotels, resorts, motels, function and catering operations, pubs, clubs, cafes and coffee shops, this course will set you up for the beginning of a life long career.

    You will experience live learning in our training restaurants and develop your skills in a range of service styles from casual to fine dining. You will also have the opportunity to train alongside some of the best in the business through organised events such as the Melbourne International Food and Wine Festival and Celebrity Chef dinners. These events provide our students with networking opportunities to kick start their career.

    Work experience may be available with organisations like Langham Melbourne Masterclass and Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.                                           

  • Program Structure

    To successfully achieve the Certificate IV in Hospitality you will be required to complete all units. 


    Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, examinations and practical application projects.
    Assessment is also available in the workplace for students currently employed in industry.

    Core Subjects

    SITXHRM301Coach others in Job skills
    SITXHRM402Lead and manage people
    SITXWHS401Implement and monitor work health and safety practices
    SITXCCS401Enhance the customer service experience
    SITHIND301Work effectively in hospitality service
    SITXCOM401Manage conflict
    SITXFIN402Manage finances within a budget
    BSBDIV501AManage diversity in the workplace
    SITXINV401Control stock
    SITXMGT401Monitor work operations

    Elective Subjects

    SITHFAB204Prepare and serve espresso coffee
    SITHFAB201Provide responsible service of alcohol
    SITXWHS101Participate in safe work practices
    SITXFSA101Use hygienic practices for food safety
    SITHFAB307Provide table service of food and beverage
    SITHFAB309Provide advice on food
    BSBMKG413APromote products and services
    BSBWOR203BWork effectively with others
    SITXMPR402Create a promotional display or stand
    SITHFAB203Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages
    SITXMGT501Establish and conduct business relationships
    SITHFAB202Operate a bar
    SITXWHS601Establish and maintain a work health and saftey system
    SITXFIN401Interpret financial information
    SITHFAB101Clean and tidy Bar areas
  • Requirements

    Recognition of prior learning

    You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen.

    Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.


    Selection Process

  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    Upon successfully completing this program, you will be eligible to receive the nationally endorsed Certificate IV in Hospitality.


    This course provides pathways and credit towards Diploma of Hospitality, Advanced Diploma of Hospitality and the Bachelor of Hospitality Management.

    Holmesglen Hospitality also offers courses in Bakery, Commercial Cookery and Patisserie.

    Career Opportunities

    • Food & beverage attendant (waiter)
    • Bar attendant
    • Food & beverage supervisor
  • Dates


    Full time: 4-5 days per week.

    Part time: Options are available and should be discussed at your interview.

  • How to Apply


    Apply directly to Holmesglen if you are a:

    • Part time student
    • Full time student commencing studies outside of the February intake
    • Non year 12 applicant and only applying to Holmesglen
    Applicants must contact the department to arrange an interview.

    Apply online now

    The application process takes approximately 5 minutes and at this stage, you do not need to provide any documentation.

    To apply offline, contact the department directly using the details below. Your application will be reviewed by the faculty and you will be contacted within 2 working days. For further information on the full application process, including how to accept your offer, complete enrolment and make payment, visit How to Apply.


    Apply through VTAC for the program's February intake (full time study).

    The VTAC codes for this program are:

    • Moorabbin: 6100361574.
    • Waverley: 6100461574.

    Applicants must also submit a VTAC Personal Statement via the VTAC website and contact the department to arrange an interview.

    Further Advice

    If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:

    Hospitality, Cookery and Bakery Department

    03 9209 5938



    Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf the of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.

    Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.

  • Fees

    $5000 Holmesglen TAFE
    Holmesglen TAFE SIT40313

    Program Fees

    Gov. Subsidised$5000
    Full Fee$10000

    Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire program.

    The tuition fees shown are what you can expect to pay if you are commencing study in 2015. These are indicative fees only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.

    You should note that fees may change in 2016.

    Which fee applies to me?

    Due to the different level of government subsidy available to you, there are three possible fee levels for program fees – concession, subsidised and full fee.

    Your eligibility for concession or subsidised program fees is determined by your individual circumstances such as how old you are, what level of education you have and what type of program you want to study.

    The Holmesglen Information staff can help you determine your eligibility and discuss options if you are ineligible.

    How do I pay my fees?

    VET Fee HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme that helps eligible students pay all or part of their tuition fees for diploma, advanced diploma, graduate certificate and graduate diploma programs.

    Holmesglen also offers a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for.

    Information Offices are situated at all campuses. Discuss your payment options with Holmesglen Information staff.


    This program has compulsory activities as part of the learning experience. The department will confirm the cost of these activities prior to your enrolment.

Hospitality Open Days

  • 17Dec

    Visit us on Open Day for a formal presentation on the hospitality industry, followed by a tour of our restaurant, commercial kitchens and study facilities. After receiving a general overview, we nominate expert staff for you to talk to in detail about hospitality programs, specialisations and pathways to further study.

    - , Thu 17 Dec - bookings essential.

    Holmesglen Waverley Campus, 595 Waverley Road, Glen Waverley, Vic Australia

  • 17Dec

    Visit us on Open Day for a formal presentation on the hospitality industry, followed by a tour of our restaurant, commercial kitchens and study facilities. After receiving a general overview, we nominate expert staff for you to talk to in detail about hospitality programs, specialisations and pathways to further study.

    - , Thu 17 Dec - bookings essential.

    Holmesglen Moorabbin Campus, 488 South Road, Moorabbin, Vic Australia